#12 - Mo Alie-Cox
Position: Forward
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Middleburg, Va.
Previous School: Middleburg Academy
Height: 6-6
Weight: 250

QUICK HITS:

· Big, physical, low post body who possesses a 7-1 wingspan
· Praised for his ability to run the floor and provide a physical presence inside
· His game has been compared to likes of Charles Barkley and DeJuan Blair

Did You Know?
One popular method used by VCU for measuring a player’s fitness is the “Parking Deck Mile”, in which a player runs to the top of VCU’s Bowe Street Parking Deck and back down, then down to Harrison Street and back, a distance said to be about a mile in total. The first time Alie-Cox ran the deck, his stopwatch read an unremarkable 8:40. However, this spring, Alie-Cox had shaved a full three minutes off the run.

AT VCU:

· Sat out 2012-13 season after being ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA
· Earned Dean's List both semesters in 2012-13
· Recognized with the "Black History in the Making" Award from VCU's Criminal Justice program

PRIOR TO VCU:

· Listed as the No. 9 recruit in Virginia, according to Rivals.com.
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Averaged nearly 20 points and over 10 rebounds per game during his senior campaign at Middleburg and was named to the First-Team All-State squad.
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As a junior, he led his Middleburg Academy squad with 16 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks per game. His outstanding play earned him First-Team All-State accolades.
· Drew interest on the recruiting circuit from Nevada, Delaware, George Washington and Wake Forest.

COACH SMART ON MO:

”Mo’s skill set is exceptional for a player of his size. His ability to rebound and score make him a terrific fit for our system.”



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